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National Summary


Further heavy showers in places but becoming generally dry overnight with clear spells. Rather cold with lowest temperatures around zero with ground frost and some icy stretches.


Friday: A dry start for most with sunny spells. Cloudy weather with scattered outbreaks of rain will spread eastwards during the morning and early afternoon. Fog patches developing also with poor visibility. Temperatures will rise to between 7 and 10 degrees in freshening southwesterly winds.


Headline: Very changeable and unsettled weather continuing over the weekend and throughout next week also. Turning cooler also. Friday night will be mild, misty and mostly cloudy, with scattered outbreaks of rain and drizzle, turning heavy in western areas by morning. becoming windy with strong southerly winds and overnight lows of 6 to 8 degrees Celsius.Saturday: Wet and windy on Saturday morning and into the afternoon with strong and gusty southerly winds and rain in all areas, heavy at times. Brighter, less windy conditions, with sunny spells and just a few scattered showers, will follow eastwards later in the afternoon and early evening. Top temperatures 10 to 12 Celsius. Saturday night will be cold, for a time, with minima of 2 to 5 Celsius and a patchy frost in places, but freshening southerly winds and increasing cloud from the Atlantic, should bring a rise in temperatures later in the night. Sunday: Windy and mostly cloudy. A few bright spells in eastern areas at first but rain, in western and northwest areas in the morning will spread to eastern areas in the afternoon and winds will increase strong and gusty southerly. Top temperatures 10 or 11 degrees Celsius. But colder, drier, less windy weather will follow overnight, with scattered showers, some wintry in western areas. Lowest temperatures zero or -1 C., with frost and some icy patches developing before dawn. Further Outlook: Early indications suggest that the early days of next week will be cold and changeable, with rain or wintry showers at times. Cold and frosty at night too, with some icy patches in places.

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Coastal Reports

Malin Head Automatic

West-Northwest, 26 Knots, Gust 36 Knots, Fair, 11 Miles, 1008, Rising

Dublin Airport

West, 16 Knots, Fair, 16 Miles, 1011, Rising

Buoy M5 51° 41'N 6° 42'W

West-Northwest, 16 Knots, Wave ht: 2.2 m, The visibility at Tuskar is greater than 10 Miles, 1014, Rising

Roches Point Automatic

West, 11 Knots, Cloudy, 12 Miles, 1015, Rising

Sherkin Island Automatic

West, 12 Knots, Fair, 12 Miles, 1016, Rising slowly

Valentia Automatic

North-Northwest, 6 Knots, Recent drizzle, 12 Miles, 1017, Rising slowly

Mace Head Automatic

Northwest, 15 Knots, Gust 26 Knots, Rain shower, 10 Miles, 1014, Rising

Belmullet Automatic

West-Northwest, 17 Knots, Mod drizzle, 5 Miles, 1013, Rising slowly

Buoy M2 53° 29'N, 5° 26'W

West-Northwest, 21 Knots, Wave ht: 1.9 m, 1009, Rising

Buoy M3 51° 13'N, 10° 33'W

Report not available

Buoy M4 55° 0'N 10° 0'W

Northwest, 18 Knots, Wave height not available, 1011, Rising slowly

Buoy M6 53° 4'N 15° 56'W

West, 15 Knots, Gust 25 Knots, Wave ht: 5.2 m, 1016, Steady

Sea Area Forecast

Sea Area Forecast untill 0000 Saturday 25 February 2017 Issued at 0000 Friday 24 February 2017

Meteorological Situation at 2100: A fresh northwesterly airflow over Ireland will back westerly and ease for a time. A warm front will follow in from the Atlantic during daytime Friday in a strengthening south to southwest airflow. The cold front will follow during Saturday.

Forecast for all Irish coastal waters and the Irish Sea

Wind: West to northwest force 4 or 5; but up to force 6 or 7 at first between Malin Head and Belfast Lough and the Irish Sea. Backing south to southwest during the day and gradually increasing to force 6 or 7 and possibly gale force 8 between Slyne Head and Malin Head.

Weather: Scattered showers becoming fair. Rain/drizzle/fog extending eastwards later.

Visibility: Good becoming moderate to poor later.

Outlook for a further 24 hours until 0000 Sunday 26 February 2017: Strong to near gale force south to southwest winds veering westerly and easing moderate. Later becoming fresh southwesterly in western sea areas. Rain/drizzle/fog clearing eastwards to scattered showers.